Portable Windriver

Has anyone made, or know how to make a portable windriver?

The reason being is I want to use it on a portable hard drive and just store the workspace on that for next years season so anyone can take it home and work on it and it can be moved to any computer.

I would imagine that due to licensing constraints, this isn’t possible. An alternative is to install WindRiver in a virtual machine, and move it around in that. Of course, at that point Windows will complain about its licensing… (unless you have a corporate license for it).

But on that thought, if you’re just wanting to share the workspace, then using a version control system like SVN would be ideal – then the members of your team would be able to access the workspace from anywhere in the internet (assuming the server is on the public internet – doesn’t have to be). subclipse integrates nicely into Wind River, and allows you to import/export projects seamlessly. Theres a bit about subclipse in the FRC C++ Programming Guide…

Moving around a VirtualBox virtual machine worked great for our team. It’s mostly just drag and drop, and saves massive time for installation of Wind River and LabView, et al.

Plus being able to save machine state is invaluable. I’d highly recommend teams with a technical background to give it a whirl; the first few days were excruciating trying to find a fast way to get the build environment on multiple laptops and workstations. You can’t beat transferring an already-configured machine over the network :slight_smile:

Can you post any links on how a team would go about setting up WindRiver for SVN?

install subversion (http://subversion.tigris.org/getting.html#windows)
run (in cmd) svnadmin create C:/Documents and Settings/longcomplicatedpath/repository
(yes, you must use / instead of \ for the path)
install subclipse (look in C Programming guide)
open SVN Repository View
Right click in SVN Repository view, New> Location… (or something like that)
enter file:///C:/Documents and Settings/longcomplicatedpath/repository
hit ok (if you get an error, tell me what it says)
with your project, Right click>Team>Add to repository (something like that)

more info at http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.5/svn-book.pdf and in the WRWB help file

can you explain the part about creating the repository or point me to a link? i tried typing svnadmin create…] in cmd but it doesnt recognize it

first, did you install subversion?
did it fail or succede?
then open cmd and type svnadmin create C:/dir/…/…
look in http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.5/svn-book.pdf on page 40, the first line of command and page 31 near the bottom about windows paths

OK, so i created the repos and have created users and put them into different groups. i tried the url, got the certificate, but i am not able to log into it from remote computers, do i have to set some type of permissions or use the ip address?

I just need to be able to access the repo from different computers.

you need to install apache (at least that is how i could only get it to work)
just google apache, download and install 2.2
(fromhttp://www.codeproject.com/KB/winsdk/SubversionApache.aspx)
When the installation is finished, go to the bin directory within the Subversion installation, find two files with extension *.so, and put them into the (Apache)/modules directory. The files are mod_authz_svn.so and mod_dav_svn.so.

Go to the conf sub-directory within the Apache installation directory and open the httpd.conf file in any text editor.

Add the following lines:

LoadModule dav_module modules/mod_dav.so
LoadModule dav_svn_module modules/mod_dav_svn.so
LoadModule authz_svn_module modules/mod_authz_svn.so

Now assuming your reposotory is at C:\svns\repos1 and you want to redirect localhost/svn to it,
add this to the httpd.conf:

<Location /svn>

DAV svn

SVNListParentPath on

SVNParentPath C:/svns

</Location>

If you get an error, tell me

once you do that restart apache( or restart the computer), and if that computer’s ip address is 192.168.101, on another computr (same network) type in http://192.168.1.101/svn
your web browser, you should see your repository there, now you can access it from other computers
then from windriver, new, project> from svn, new connection to http://192.168.1.101/svn/yourrepoitory
and finish out the dialog.
read the WR help for more details

[EDIT] Actually i followed the directions with editing the httpd file, but when i restart apache i get this error message:

Invalid command 'DAV', perhaps misspelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration

did you go to the bin directory within the Subversion installation, find two files with extension *.so, and put them into the (Apache)/modules directory. The files are mod_authz_svn.so and mod_dav_svn.so

also make sure all three lines below are in httpd.conf (and restart apache after you modify it)
LoadModule dav_module modules/mod_dav.so
LoadModule dav_svn_module modules/mod_dav_svn.so
LoadModule authz_svn_module modules/mod_authz_svn.so

If that does not work, copy C:\Program Flies\Subversion\libapr-1.dll and libapriconv-1.dll to (apache)\bin and replace the current ones

I think you need WebDAV not DAV. Not sure though

no, you need DAV, but you can have WebDAV if you really want. DAV is part of SVN. DAV is related to WebDAV, but different (I think)
EDIT: I dont have WebDAV on my server, just DAV, and Subversion Works fine

i retried everything you just said, but i still get the same error, is there any other way to do it besides using apache?

I think you can do something like svn://x.y.z.q/repositories/path/not/ending/in/a/slash
never tried that.

are you sure that in (apache)/conf/httpd.conf you have the line LoadModule dav_module modules/mod_dav.so uncommented (without a semicolon at the beginning)?

I tried it without the # sign at first, but then i get errors, so i tried it with the # sign and just came up with the DAV error

OOps! # is the comment, not ; I was thinking php.ini :smiley:
you want it without the # sign to uncomment it (what is the error?)

This is what i inserted in the httpd file

LoadModule dav_module modules/mod_dav.so
LoadModule dav_svn_module modules/mod_dav_svn.so
LoadModule authz_svn_module modules/mod_authz_svn.so

<Location /svn/>

DAV svn

SVNListParentPath on

SVNParentPath C:/Repositories /* This is where my default folder is */
</Location>

the error that get is

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